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SymmetricAlgorithm.PaddingValue Field

Represents the padding mode used in the symmetric algorithm.

[Visual Basic]
Protected PaddingValue As PaddingMode
protected PaddingMode PaddingValue;
protected: PaddingMode PaddingValue;
protected var PaddingValue : PaddingMode;


Most plain text messages do not consist of a number of bytes that completely fill blocks. Often, there are not enough bytes to fill the last block. When this happens, a padding string is added to the text. For example, if the block length is 64 bits and the last block contains only 40 bits, 24 bits of padding are added. See PaddingMode for a description of specific modes.

This field is accessed through the Padding property.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

See Also

SymmetricAlgorithm Class | SymmetricAlgorithm Members | System.Security.Cryptography Namespace | Cryptographic Services